Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak Hike

DATE: Mar 31, 2018 Saturday
END DATE: Mar 31, 2018 Saturday

Trip/Event Location: Malibu CA

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Long Beach, CA United States

Meeting Time: 9:00 AM

Max # People: 20

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

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Region: California/Hawaii

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  • Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 AM
  • Location: Near Malibu 90265
  • Length: 7 miles – 4 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous
  • Elevation gain: 1300 feet
  • Configuration: Loop
  • Exposure: Sun/Shade



This  is one of the most beautiful hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains and considered one of the best hikes in Southern California. Highlights include the spectacular Echo Cliffs where rock climbers ascend shear cliffs, a house sized boulder delicately balanced on a small rock beneath, a giant split rock, stunning giant sandstone formations, and breathtaking views from the top of Sandstone Peak and Inspiration point. Sandstone Peak is the tallest in the Santa Monica Mountains at 3111 feet.

Menard is leading this hike for both the Gay Outdoors and the Great Outdoors members.  Note: women may be participating.

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Trailhead address

14041 Yerba Buena RD, Malibu, CA. 


From 101 Fwy/Westlake BL to trailhead is about 35 minutes. Please plan your commute accordingly

  1. Follow US-101 N to CA-23 South/S Westlake Blvd in Thousand Oaks. (Exit 40 from US-101 N). Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Westlake Blvd (CA-23 S)
  2. Continue to follow CA-23 S for 7.2 miles
  3. Slight right turn onto Mulholland Hwy. Go for .4 miles
  4. Turn right at Little Sycamore Canyon Rd 1.9 mi. Do not turn left onto Decker Rd!!
  5. Little Sycamore Canyon Rd becomes Yerba Buena Rd, continue for 2.0 mi. You will see the parking lot on the right. If that lot is full, there is a lot on the left side of the road. We will start the hike at the Mishe Mokwa trailhead.

From PCH North, Hwy 1: Northbound on Hwy 1, turn right on Yerba Buena and go about 7 miles. Mishe Mokwa Parking lot is on the left. 


Carpool and early arrival strongly suggested, lot fills up!

What to Bring

Good hiking boots/shoes. A hiking/trekking pole may be useful for the occasional step ascent/descent on the trail, but not necessary. Pack a lunch, snacks and bring plenty of water. Bring a hat/cap and sunscreen. Rain cancels but threat of rain does not.

After the hike we can go to a favorite Great Outdoors restaurant: The Stonehaus Restaurant/Coffee house/Winery, 32039 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, CA 91361


Trip Leader


Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate

Long Beach, CA

United States

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